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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Something Worth Fighting Over

As I said a couple days ago, this sensationalized, alarmist furor over the Danish cartoons is playing into the hands of the Danish white supremacists who orchestrated the whole thing to foment a clash of civilizations.

Yes, it's important to reaffirm the rights of a free press, as this Egyptian columnist does so well, but it sure is hard to defend the publication of such stupid, hateful, and manipulative "cartoons."

Now, if this were really a free speech issue, rather than a white supremacist trap, the furor might have been over Jesus and Mo:



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8 Comments:

  • At 5:10 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    Heh.

     
  • At 7:01 PM, Blogger Neda Cole said…

    Couldn't agree more. This whole thing is being distorted allover the place with noone, it seems, able to offer a sensible argument for why its so important.

    This guy has something sensible to say (and in australian publication!) but the trend accross the board seems to be to confuse the issue. (That muslim mag writer being one of the guilty - can't i be equally as pissed off with the Danish newspaper for printing this garbage as I can be with that nutcase fundamentalist for printing his anti-semitic bullshit? Why do I have to pick who to dislike? I hate them all...)

    Clearly the cartoons are offensive to a whole lot of people. Clearly the newspaper has the right to print what it likes. Clearly other newspapers printed it to boost sales and be all white supremacists making nazi salutes together (naked in a cabin someplace most likely). And just as clearly only rabid lunatics make death threats and burn buildings down to make their point.

    It seems to me that all there is to be learned from this fiasco is that there's a whole bunch of crazy people out there and its really time we all found somewhere safe to hide while they fight it out.

     
  • At 11:41 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Heh.

    You mean you didn't like the "Mountain Out of a Molehill" article? I think she was saying the cartoons were offensive, but that these stupid cartoons shouldn't be a priority in a world full of Guantanamos and other true injustices, other actual incitements to violence against Muslims.

     
  • At 3:52 AM, Blogger ScarlO said…

    Liked your post.

    I've read an interesting article days earlier. You can see it here:

    http://www.kuwait-unplugged.com/2006/02/from-horses-mouth.html

    I hope you find it useful in a way. Nice blog :-) Keep posting

     
  • At 6:40 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Thanks! I liked that link so much that I just included it in a new post...

     
  • At 3:37 AM, Blogger Neda Cole said…

    Hala wallah :) Nice to read another sensible piece - thanks for sharing Scarlo. Unfortunately we're not getting any of this in the newspapers... surprise!

     
  • At 6:43 AM, Blogger ScarlO said…

    solomon,
    glad you liked it

    neda cole,
    That's typical, isn't it? :-)

     
  • At 12:18 PM, Blogger Neda Cole said…

    Isn't it just.

    Are you in Kuwait at the moment? What's the reaction been like on the whole?

    My brother had nothing major to report from Dubai (surprise). His main complaint is that he can't get Lurpak butter :)

     

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